- July 14, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Many companies have been challenged during the pandemic to attract and retain talent. Not surprisingly, smaller companies have had the most difficulty. They simply don’t have the resources and, in many cases, the bench strength or business experience that larger organizations have.
Many small businesses are struggling not only with finding great candidates, but also with thinking strategically about their overall talent strategy and how to address important topics like diversity and inclusion, which are very much top of mind these days.
Recruiting and hiring is HR professionals’ top concern, according to XpertHR’s Survey of HR Challenges for 2021. Of the 563 U.S. employers responding to the survey, 66 percent said recruiting and hiring would be either “somewhat” or “very” challenging for them this year. The next greatest challenge was workforce planning, cited by 59 percent of respondents. Despite the anticipated challenge, though, 48 percent…